Burton Albion Manager Gary Rowett believes his side can go into today’s massive game at Bradford with nothing to fear.
The Brewers kept their automatic play-off ambitions well and truly alive with a dramatic injury time winner against Plymouth last Saturday and with the team now guaranteed a play-off place; Rowett is keen for his side to play with confidence on Saturday.
‘I think the pressure is off with us achieving a play-off place so we’ll be going full steam ahead to see if we can win the next two games.
‘The key for us is to match or better Rotherham’s results and regardless of what Cheltenham do, it would then take it down to the last game where, as we know, anything can happen.’
Burton have an unenviable run-in, starting with Bradford today and concluding with npower League 2 champions-elect Gillingham at the Pirelli Stadium next Saturday.
Rowett accepts the next two games are tough but believes the road to automatic promotion would be difficult irrespective of the opponents.
‘We know these remaining two matches are going to be very, very difficult; probably the most difficult fixtures you could have.’
‘Having said that there is never an easy way to achieve promotion and we just need to do everything we can to try and get there.
Rowett’s immediate focus is on this afternoon’s match and despite the challenge that lies in wait against Phil Parkinson’s men – who currently sit 7th in the table – the Burton Manager is bullish about his side’s chances of a positive result.
‘We’ll be going to Bradford with absolutely no fear, they’ve not beaten us over 90 minutes this season and we’ll be giving it absolutely everything we’ve got.’
‘We’ll have to adapt our game a little in order to try and get a result but we’ve kept two clean sheets in a row and won’t be changing too much at this stage of the season; I believe we can go there and get a positive result.’
Burton fans can purchase away tickets on the gate at the Coral Windows Stadium for this afternoon’s match; 3pm kick off.